Kudzu, the literary magazine of Hazard Community and Technical College, has been publishing work from around the country since 1993. Prior to acquiring the name Kudzu, the college’s literary magazine was titled YarnSpinner. We publish poetry, fiction, essay, and artwork.
In the past we have published one issue in the spring. The spring issue is open to everyone. Beginning in 2008, we created an online fall issue dedicated solely to student work. Students who attend HCTC or take an online class offered by an HCTC faculty member between the time period outlined in the submission guidelines are eligible to submit work for the fall student only issue of Kudzu.
We have also published works by or about Gurney Norman, Frank X Walker, Kelly Ellis, G. C. Compton, Miriam Woolfolk, and Scott Russell Sanders. A short story written by Carrie Mullins in our 2005 issue was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and in that same year we published a Frank X Walker poem, which was later republished in Appalachian Heritage.
In every issue we strive to publish works by published writers as well as those who have never published. We publish good writing.